Monday, October 20, 2014
     

TAX COLLECTION:
Tax statements are mailed in early November of each year.  Taxpayers have the option of paying the full or first half amount by December 20th; the last half is due by June 20th of the following year.  Second half tax notices will be mailed around May 1st. For inquiries on tax payments contact the Osage County Treasurer at 785.828.4923.

REAL ESTATE TAX:
If a first half or full tax is unpaid as of December 21st, interest becomes due and payable.  After May 10th, the full amount plus interest is due.

PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX:
After December 20th the full amount of personal property taxes are due plus interest.  Full unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Sheriff for collection in March.  If the first half taxes are paid in December, the second half is due  May 10th.  Second half unpaid personal property taxes are sent to the Sheriff for collection in August.

DELINQUENT TAX:
Delinquent real estate taxes that are not paid within three years are referred to the Osage County Counselor for foreclosure action, thus putting the property in jeopardy of being sold at public auction.  Details of Tax Foreclosure Sales may be obtained by requesting information from the Osage County Treasurer’s Office.

PUBLICATION OF DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAX:
Prior to current year delinquent taxes being put in the delinquent records of the Osage County Treasurer, they are published in the official county newspaper (designated by the Board of County Commissioners) for three consecutive weeks in August in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 79-2301 to 79-2323a.

PUBLICATION OF DELINQUENT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX:
Personal Property taxes that are unpaid October 1 of the current tax year are published in compliance with K.S.A. 19-547 for three consecutive weeks in October in the official county newspaper (designated by the Board of County Commissioners).

TAX ROLL CORRECTIONS:
All tax bill corrections are issued by the Osage County Appraiser.  The County Clerk’s office receives this information and issues a corrected real estate or personal property tax statement.  Reductions will be reflected on the second half payment if taxes are not paid in full.  Fully paid taxes with a reduction will create an overage resulting in a refund.

PROTESTING TAXES:
A tax may be protested if you have not met with the County Appraiser in regard to the valuation of your property for the current tax year.  Protest forms are available from the County Treasurer’s office or on the AccessKansas website.